Real Betis and Real Madrid meet at Estadio Benito Villamarín, in a match for the 24 th round of the First Division. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, on 09-20-2017, Real Betis got an away win by (0-1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 15-10-2016, for the First Division, which ended with the victory of Real Madrid by (1-6). The goals of the match were scored by Cejudo (55 ‘), for Real Betis, and R. Varane (4’), K. Benzema (31 ‘), Marcelo (39’), Isco (45 ‘and 62’) and Cristiano Ronaldo (78 ‘), for Real Madrid. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Real Madrid presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 33 points won, after 10 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Villarreal, by (2-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Deportivo La Coruña by (0-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium. For the championship, Real Betis won 14 points out of 30 possible, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 12 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 23 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 12 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 12 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 10 of their 22 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Real Betis leaves for this motivated party after having won away from home to Deportivo de La Coruña by 0-1, adding the following triumph followed in the Spanish championship. Due to this positive phase, the local team managed to enter the top of the leaderboard. In this game before his public coach Quique Setién must act in the usual tactical system, the 4-3-3, privileging the defensive organization and the passes in depth for the attack: Guardado is the brain of the team, being responsible for raising and organize the offensive process. On the other hand, Sérgio León is one of the best scorers of Real Betis, with 7 goals scored. For this game the local coach can not count on Sanabria and Feddal, both injured.
The away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 42 points won, after 12 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Levante, by (2-2). In the last match, they won at home against Real Sociedad by (5-2). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 31 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 39 goals scored and 19 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home win against PSG by (3-1). For the championship, Real Madrid won 19 points out of 30 possible, after 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 matches they played as a visitor.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 22 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 6 times and have only won 1 result. In the last 10 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Real Madrid start for this game with a home win against PSG, 3-1, adding the following consecutive win in several competitions. The great goal of the meringues for the season will be to reach Atlético de Madrid in the second position of the Spanish championship. In this away game, coach Zinédine Zidane will have to organize the team in 4-4-2, privileging the possession of the ball and the attacks through the flanks: Isco will be the master of the team, owning an enormous technical quality . Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the highlights of the merengue attack, since he has 11 goals scored in the championship. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Jesús Vallejo.
PREDICTION: Over 3.5 goals @ 1.57